The man managed to keep himself afloat using two bits of plastic foam, surviving until the Russian vessel picked him up near the coast.
More than a dozen sailor's from the Japan-stationed Ronald Reagan aircraft carrie's nuclear reactor department were involved in the organization.
The men were captured during a violent confrontation with Russian navy ships on Sunday.
Desecration of this kind is in violation of international law.
The sailors did not communicate the error to Navy commanders before being intercepted.